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Gender: Male Meaning of Carver: "wood carver" Origin of Carver: English

The name Carver is a boy's name of English origin meaning "wood carver". Carver and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Least Favorite - B/G Twins with middles".

From the experts:

Carver is an occupational name with an artistic bent, as is the newly arrived Painter, which has a fresher feel than the 1990's Carter. It also has eminent last-name links to botanist and educator George Washington Carver and short story master Raymond Carver.

Carver appears as a character in the R. D. Blackmore classic Lorna Doone.

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Famous People Named Carver

Pop Culture References for the name Carver

Carver Doone, villain in "Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor" by R.D. Blackmore
Carver Descartes, character on "The Weekenders"
Carver, FEMALE character in "Bring It On" (2000)
Carver Edlund, pseudonym of Chuck Shurley, character on TV's "Supernatural"
Carver Hawke, brother of the protagonist in the video game "Dragon Age II"
Carver, character in video game "Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation"
Carver Briggs, character in "Goodbye Days" by Jeff Zentner
Carver family in TV's "Chasing Life"


CarverUpton Says:


With a name like strawberry I think he was just trying to make a dessert.

CarverUpton Says:


I am.... but not really.

CarverUpton Says:


Thank you for your commentary. It's nice to know you find my name creepy.

CarverUpton Says:


Not terribly trendy in my opinion... Been my name for 24 years.

lks1000 Says:


I met a little boy named Carver once and he was so adorable and a really sweet kid

headintheclouds Says:


Carver sounds disturbingly sadistic to me- like a serial killer who enjoys carving up his victims *shudder*. I personally would go with Carter or some other occupational surname ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Lola Says:


Seems a little violent...

strawberrydino Says:


I met a little Carver and all he wanted to do was hit me with a stick ):

marshmallow1207 Says:


This is a family name that I'd love to use one day.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Yeah, it seems surnames and occupational names are trendy. I think Carver is more of a last name.

kitchi1 Says:


Honestly, neither. Trendy, imho.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


What do you think- cool or a little too rough?